Bow Badgers bring City Fliers down to earth in cup upset
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Bow Badgers shocked City Fliers as a hat-trick from Jermaine Jarvis helped the Hackney & Leyton League Division Four side to a 4-2 win in the Jack Walpole Cup.
Sean Cross scored twice for Division Two outfit Fliers, but Jarvis and Amir Khalifa ensured it was the Badgers who made it through from the preliminary round clash.
Hacimac beat Stratford 7-3, while Boston Celtics overcame Eastway 3-2 as goals from Dan Keo Hawe, Andrea Oliver and Leigh Hartley cancelled out Rikki McKenna’s double for Eastway.
Jack Barry Saint Germain overcame FC Club 22 3-1 on penalties, having drawn 3-3 after extra time.
Joe Pilgrim and a brace from Lincoln Benjamin looked to have won it for Jack Barry in normal time, but Farhad Sadullah and two goals from substitute Junaed Budat took the game to a dramatic shoot-out.
Islington team Wenlock are through to the next round as Matthew Dowling’s double and a goal for Brook McDonagh helped them ease to a 3-2 win over Gladstone Wanderers. Byron Price and Graham Bates were on target for Gladstone.
There were 3-2 victories for FC BKT and Waltham Forest over Tommy Flynn and ELE FC respectively.
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Mile End remain top of the Premier Division after drawing 1-1 with London Meteors. Jamie Briggs was on target for the league leaders but Prince Aponsah replied for Meteors.
The biggest winners on the day were Highfield, who have risen to fifth after beating FC Niva 4-1 thanks in part to a double from Yinka Akinbola, and further strikes from Sheldon Alfonso and Ted Danky.
Two goals from supersub Moses Akamo and another from Teli Tope saw FC Bartlett win 3-0 against Riviera, while Shakespeare maintained their winning steak with a 3-1 triumph over Clapton Rangers.
John Gilroy, Troy Deering and an own goal moved the Shakes up to second in the league.
Tottenham Phoenix beat Mustard 3-2 in a close contest. Miles Lennon and Daniel Cassidy both scored for Mustard, but it came too late as goals from Menalik Richards, Montreal Gayle and Ryan Lehane had put Tottenham 3-0 up at half-time.
In Division One, Birkbeck Orient A beat Hackney All Stars 3-2, while Dynamics won 2-0 against Athletico Angels courtesy of goals from Marcus Renford and Harry Little.
Newcomers El Valiente started their campaign with a 7-3 loss to league leaders Forest Athletic, despite a brace from Aaron Watson and another goal from Ashley Diamond.
Wounded Knee maintained their 100 per cent start by beating Heegan FC 2-0 with goals from Joshua Ademola and Karim Ennouiti.
In Division Two, a hat-trick from Bailey Morgan was not enough as Delta lost 4-3 to BG United thanks to doubles from Hristo Andonov and Mitko Slavov.
FC Stepney made it back-to-back wins with a comfortable 7-3 victory against Jay Cubed. Niall Cash, Denny Curran, Billy Barry, Darius Freeman, Sam Cashman, Nicky Maynaro and Robert Moore were all on target for Stepney, while Patrick Barrett (2) and Ricky Bartle scored for Cubed.
Boroughs United overcame Top Red 4-2 as goals from Denzil Reed, Abraham Udofia, Mikes Romeo and David Frost took them second above their opponents. Jack Hewitt and John Barber netted for Top Red.
In Division Three, Maynell cruised to a 3-0 victory over Regent’s Park Rovers with two goals from Jason Orr and another from Lee Southcott, while Wojak Sunday moved up to fourth courtesy of a 3-1 win over Bocca Albion.
In Division Four, Black Borough played out a 2-2 draw against Birkbeck Orient B. David Dice and Mitchell Barber were on the scoresheet for Borough, but Anthony Platt and Joel Crookes replied for Birkbeck to ensure the points were shared.
East London went down 4-1 to a rejuvenated Dynamo Gobbler, whose first win of the season was assured by Matt Leitch, Gideon Adler, Harry Wells and Tom Cussen after Jag Phill had given East London the lead.